Hollywood

Franchise Fatigue Drives Summer Box Office Slump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn’t everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of “Men in Black: International” and “Shaft.”

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Chelsea Handler Promotes Nationwide #ImpeachTrump Day

Trump-loathing comedian Chelsea Handler is encouraging left-wing activists across the country to do “two of the things that make Trump angriest”– protest and call for his impeachment as part of the nationwide #ImpeachTrump: Act to Defend Democracy event Saturday.

Actress Chelsea Handler participates in the "Women's March On Main" during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)